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A billon antoninianus of the emperor Gallienus with a reverse showing Apollo Coin Type: Billon antoninianus of Gallienus, joint reign with Valerian 254-260 CE, sole reign 260-268 CE.
Mint and Date: Antioch, 267 CE.
Size and Weight: 18mm x 20mm, 3.38g
Radiate, cuirassed bust right.
Reverse: SALVS AVG
Apollo standing left, holding downward-pointing laurel branch in right hand, left arm leaning on tripod.
Exergue: PXV
Ref: RCV (2005) 10346, RIC V Sole Reign 610; Göbl 1670k.
BW Ref: 006 027 030
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Note: This example shows Apollo leaning on a plain tripod. See also this more common specimen which shows a tripod-lebes instead: Antoninianus of Gallienus with Apollo leaning on a tripod-lebes.

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